Activision’s Clarifies Its Patent For Encouraging Microtransactions – GameSpot


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Activision's Clarifies Its Patent For Encouraging Microtransactions
GameSpot
[UPDATE] In a statement, Activision confirmed that this patent was only "exploratory," and such a system has not been used in any games. "This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has
Activision wins patent that uses matchmaking to make you want to buy stuffPC Gamer


[UPDATE] Activision may use unfair matchmaking to trick you into buying microtransactionsGameZone
Activision Patents Matchmaking That Encourages Players To Buy MicrotransactionsKotaku
RollingStone.com –PlayStation LifeStyle –IGN –Game Rant
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Microsoft never disclosed 2013 hack of secret vulnerability database – Ars Technica


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Microsoft never disclosed 2013 hack of secret vulnerability database
Ars Technica
Hackers broke into Microsoft's secret, internal bug-tracking database and stole information related to vulnerabilities that were exploited in later attacks. But the software developer never disclosed the breach, Reuters reported, citing former company
Microsoft slow to disclose extent of 2013 database hackNeowin


Report: Microsoft never disclosed a breach of its vulnerability database in 2013GeekWire
Microsoft's vulnerability database hacked in 2013, public kept in darkTechRepublic
Hot Hardware –U.S. News & World Report –SlashGear –International Business Times
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Twitter promises to respond more quickly to people who report abuse – The Verge


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Twitter promises to respond more quickly to people who report abuse
The Verge
Twitter plans to do a better job of responding to users' reports of abuse by “investing heavily” in improving its review process, according to an internal email leaked by Wired. The company also plans to toughen its rules around violence, hate speech
Here's how Twitter plans to fight violent groups and abusive tweetsIndia Today


Twitter Plans New Rules to Curb Violence, Sexual Harassment: ReportNDTV
Google introduces physical security keyMoneylife
SlashGear –Inquirer.net –BGR India (blog) –Mirror.co.uk
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Nicki Minaj Did Not Say She Made Female Rappers Mainstream

Nicki Minaj made a very factual statement that many blogs misconstrued and ran with. The female emcee discussed her role in Hip Hop with XXL for their 20th anniversary issue. My role in Hip Hop has been super unique because when my first album came out, there had been so much time when there wasn’t […]

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Toni Braxton and Birdman Rumored to have Tied the Knot, Rick Ross and Twitter Go In [Watch]

The internet is abuzz with talks of nuptials. After preparing for the budgetless wedding of the century between Keyshia Kai’or and Atlanta legend Gucci Mane, the cyber world was floored after rumors surfaced that longtime couple Toni Braxton and Birdman are actually husband and wife. According to The Grio the two have kept their marriage under […]

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Nelly’s Rape Case is Still Under Investigation Although Accuser Refuses to Testify

Nelly still got dilemmas. Although his accuser backed out of the rape case, claiming that she doesn’t wish to pursue the case any longer due to intimidation from the rapper, and the back lash from social media, law enforcement is still moving forward with the investigation. Auburn police are still collecting evidence to present to […]

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What Happens to Facebook’s Mind Reading Project Now That Its Leader Is Gone? – Gizmodo


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What Happens to Facebook's Mind Reading Project Now That Its Leader Is Gone?
Gizmodo
Regina Dugan, a tech exec with roots in the government sector as the former director of DARPA, is leaving Facebook and her departure calls into question the status of one of the craziest things Facebook has been working on. Fittingly, Dugan announced
Facebook's Building 8 head, Regina Dugan, is leaving the companyTechCrunch


Facebook's hardware boss Regina Dugan leavesMashable
Technology Dreamer & Ex-DARPA Director Regina Dugan is Leaving Facebook Early Next YearPatently Apple
Bloomberg –Engadget –Wall Street Journal –SlashGear
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Amazon head Roy Price resigns amid sexual harassment allegation – New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Amazon head Roy Price resigns amid sexual harassment allegation
New York Daily News
Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid a sexual harassment claim from an employee. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios). BY Rachel Desantis. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 4:47 PM. Amazon Studios …

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Volvo transitions Polestar into its ‘standalone electric performance brand’ – MLive.com


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Volvo transitions Polestar into its 'standalone electric performance brand'
MLive.com
Volvo has officially reinvented its Polestar performance brand into its new "standalone electric performance brand" as the company moves forward with its all-electric future. The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker made the announcement and released a …
Volvo's High-Performance Luxury Polestar Brand Aims to Invade Tesla's SpaceConsumerReports.org


First Look: The electrifying 2020 Polestar 1 coupe is the first of three future electrified vehicles from VolvoNew York Daily News
Volvo's performance brand launches a 600HP plug-in hybridEngadget
Gas 2.0 –Jalopnik –Ars Technica –Autoweek
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